I went home this weekend, to PA. It was good to see everyone, especially my great-grandma (the cutest and sweetest woman in the world) before she goes back to Indiana at the end of March. She currently lives with my mom (etc), as she did last winter. I’m so blessed to know her and be related to her. It’s a blessing for me to see similarities in our personalities and know I’m not the only romantic and sentimental girl in our family.
I didn’t have time today to come back to the house before work, which means I didn’t have my discman with me. Luckily, while I was home, I found my walkman (and I do mean cassette player), which is also a radio and packed it in my bag for such an occasion. I decided it would be my saving grace tonight cuz there is no way I could type for 8 hours straight without some form of entertainment pouring in my ears. I stopped at the dollar store just before I needed to be at work and grabbed a pack of batteries and cheap headphones (since those items were both conveniently here at the house too).
It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to one radio station none-stop, even through songs I don’t like and agonizing commercials. I didn’t have much choice regarding that tonight because not a lot of stations were coming in clear and I was trying to make money by typing, so I wasn’t about to fool around with the player. I turned the dial to my favorite country station and left it for about an hour or two. Most of the songs were good, only a few I didn’t care for, but I felt like I needed some Christian music, so I turned the dial to K-love for a bit. After a while of that, it was back to country again, however, I missed the station when trying to tune it in and found a classical station instead. I’m still amazed by the effect that music has on me, but I’m particularly surprised by my love for orchestral music. Listening to pianos and violins and wind instruments tonight nearly took my breath away. I’m so delighted that God has created music, which is also a channel that can capture almost any emotion. The emotion in the classical pieces I heard tonight was undeniable and I would dare say unmatchable by any other form of music. Needless to say, I listened to that for most of the night. I love it.
I also brought my keyboard back from PA with me. I’ve been longing lately to play the piano again and sing as I used to. It’s been many years since I’ve actually tried to truly play the piano, and I guess I’m sort of going to try to train myself again, start from scratch, while also using the keys to train my voice again. I’m energized just thinking about it.
Overall, I feel fantastic. I’m looking for a laptop so I can work from home starting next month, and I get my kitty in 5 days. I suppose one morning this week will need to be solely devoted to getting everything I could possibly need for my new cat, and I’m strangely excited about that too. It will be great to have a new companion in the house. I also couldn’t be more thankful for rain tonight and the promise of 60-degree weather later this week. Thank you Jesus! I’m just about done with this snow. Summer is by far not my favorite season (I dislike it even more than winter), but Spring and Fall are great and it’s that time of year again. It will certainly be a good day when I can comfortably walk in the rain…